Make your day off a day of service.

The Seattle area is host to some of the country’s biggest celebrations of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plan to give back and do something good for your community, attend a celebration service, or take part in the MLK Jr. Day march and rally.

Here are some of our favorite observances.

Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast 2013
Monday, January 21
7:00am – 8:30am
Seattle First Presbyterian Church
1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Presented by: Allen A. Belton, Senior Partner, Reconciliation Ministries with Breakthrough Partners and The Beloved Community of the Puget Sound Area in cooperation with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. Cost: $15/person.

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 21
University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB)
4001 East Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to forge the common ground on which people from all walks of life could join together to address important community issues. Join in this MLK Day of Service by gathering together at the Kick-Off in the University of Washington Husky Union Building from 8:00am – 9:00am before heading off to serve at one of the many service projects available throughout the community. The United Way of King County and University of Washington have partnered to coordinate MLK Day of Service projects with local nonprofit organizations that directly address needs all over King County. 

Join with volunteers from University of Puget Sound and University of Washington in habitat restoration at two Tacoma parks, Titlow Park and Franklin Park (1201 S. Puget Sound Avenue). Give back to the community through a day of service!

Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Monday, January 21
10:00am – 5:00pm
Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

“I have a dream….” Head to the museum today and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the heart of his “I have dream” speech.

Annual Rally & March
Monday, January 21, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm
Garfield High School
400 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

All the MLK Jr Day events are free and open to the public. 9:30am-11:00am, workshops in Garfield High’s classrooms; 11:00am-12:30pm, rally in Garfield’s gym; 12:30pm, there will be a march from Garfield High to the Federal Building on 2nd Avenue. Once at the Federal Building there is a another brief rally. Buses will be availabe to transport people back to the Garfield. A free lunch will be provided in Garfield’s lunchroom. Call for details.

History in the Making: The 57th Presidential Inauguration Viewing at NAAM
Monday, January 21
Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144

Join NAAM on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to watch the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama NAAM is pleased to host this community gathering to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and usher in the second term of our first 

MLK Jr Day of Service
Monday, January 21